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But I have to confess. It is an amazing machine.
I'm wearing a T-shirt I haven't worn for 3 years because I honestly thought nothing would ever clean it and it was only ever good for painting in.
Expensive washing machines rock! Even if Mrs TrillianJedi is going to have to live on beans on toast for the next month :)
Shhhh..... and it's so quiet!
I wonder if an expensive machine would help correct our obvious shortcomings in the washday department?
Not trying to hijack this thread, but it drives me nuts when I see someone has a cheap mattress. If you're spending 6 - 10 hours a day on the thing, why not get something nice?
You did the right thing (hopefully you do wear clothes...). Buy quality, you'll never be sorry you did.
Washing machines and microwaves are the only bits of kit which it's worth getting an extended warranty for (parts and labour). They always run into problems after about 5-6 years and the manufacturers refuse to accept that it's faulty workmanship or not fit for purpose after that period (which I feel is quite unreasonable - after all you bought it for the purpose of washing clothes and if it's not able to do that for more than a few years then it's clearly unfit for purpose).
It's a front loader P1R.
I'm going to have a guess that it was a siemens IQ.
And you'd be absolutely right!
The Machine [siemensappliances.co.uk]
I was listening to it while it was doing its spin cycle last night and it's like it's just whispering. Actually, the noise (or lack of) has been the thing that's really impressed me the most about it.
The LG Steam Washing Machine sounds interesting. Not heard of that until Tedster mentioned it.
I've also got a Siemens coffee machine, and I used to have a Siemens mobile phone. Even the streetcar I sometimes take is a Siemens. They've taken over my life...
However, I've been vaguely meaning to ask for some time: are modern washing machines more efficient in terms of water usage? My water bills are somewhat higher than I think they should be, but I've not found out why.
Here, I noted the pump was coming on overnight sometimes a while ago (we're on tank water, living out in the boonies has its interesting side :)) and eventually we figured out that the bathtub washers had both gone :(
£5 a wash - take in a huge bag of washing in the morning, and it's clean, dried and perfectly folded in the evening.
Do it about once a week and I haven't the need to bother with a machine of my own - and no ironing... Suits me (no pun intended)
The difference in markets (Uk and USA) is quite big. The average life span of a washing machine in the UK is tiny compared with the USA.
Can you tell I used sell these for a living.
Did you get a full 10 year guarantee as well?
Don't know about them not lasting though. I just took a wash out of my 23 year old washing machine and I certainly have no notion of replacing it any time soon as it works perfectly, if noisily.
It's a bog standard Bendix. I worked out once that it has cost me about 1c per wash at this stage, including maintenece and repairs. Value.
Blimey, what a response to a washing machine thread. Hehe! You are all closet washing machine fanciers aren't you? Go on, admit it
hehehehe - I am a sad <snip> - I've been checking out washine machines online this morning :)
in fact we need a new one at home so this is a great thread for me (thanks TJ)
I like the LG steam one it seems like a really good one for the environment and energy/water saving [webmasterworld.com]
[edited by: lawman at 11:58 pm (utc) on Aug. 16, 2006]
Did you get a full 10 year guarantee as well?
I think I read something about that, yes. Not entirely sure - I don't usually bother too much with guarantees (I know that's bad). I've never had a washing machine that hasn't lasted me at least 6/7 years though.
If you can afford a $900, then buy it. It beats buying a dog.
Thing I have noticed is they all seem to be loaded with buttons/knobs/dials ect.
Life is too short to carry all the different buttons around with you, it is just a washing machine surely, press the button, come back in an hour, clean clothes, is that too hard?
Or should I go got the 40 wash, the 60 wash, the colourfast, the delicates, synthetics, woolens plus 20 other programs I cant be bothered to remember, then what about a spin speed - why bother, just spin the blinkin clothes, I dont care how fast, then crease guard, colour guard ect ect.
Lets not bother with writing on the buttons, lets use symbols instead, so those sad fools have to remember what two squiggles and a ball really means creaseguard.
After all that I find it easier installing IIS/SQL with some .net plugins.
Have fun with your new machine :)
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[edited by: Leosghost at 2:51 pm (utc) on Aug. 29, 2006]